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Artist Studios and Art Galleries

Rappahannock County’s lushly forested mountains and bucolic countryside provide inspiration for the creative process. More than 50 artists, artisans and photographers live in the county and exhibit their work in the county, where more than nine art galleries in Washington, Sperryville and Flint Hill exhibit the work of local, regional and national artists. Many private studios are open by appointment and for the annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour sponsored by the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community (RAAC).

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309-A Main Street, Washington, VA 22747 540-675-1411

Blue Ridge Artisans

Blue Ridge Artisans is the joint studio of Dabney Kirchman (Fine Art Felt) and Jennifer Heverly (Spirit Trail Fiberworks).


Dabney is a studio artist with over 20 years experience creating flat and bas relief wall hangings and unique hand-felted fabrics. From clean, carded wool she blends, dyes, and felts richly layered fabrics which are the foundation of her vibrant works.

Jennifer has been a dyer for over 14 years, and uses a variety of dye techniques for her sophisticated palette of hand-dyed yarns, fibers, and silks. Her distinctive textiles are available in one-of-a-kind apparel and accessories, as well as the raw materials for your own special handcrafted projects.


12018B Lee Highway Sperryville, VA 22740
(703) 309-3199
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De'Danann Glass

Stained Glass artist Patricia Brennan is the owner of De'Danann Glassworks, a commission stained glass studio. She works in traditional stained glass techniques and creates detail in her glass by silk screening, etching or hand painting.

De'Danann Glassworks is a lovely, relaxing place to come, be inspired and create glass projects. We offers classes in stained glass and mosaics. A one day work shop for small groups on the weekend can be arranged, or you may attend one of the regular classes offered on Wednesday or Thursday mornings. The studio is open by appointment, we look forward to your call. If you’re passing through Sperryville, Patricia’s work can also be found at River District Artisan Market, located on 3 River Lane, Sperryville VA.

PO Box 456, 23 Spyder Mountain Lane, Sperryville Va 22740
540 987 8615
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Four Calling Birds Design Gallery

 Four Calling Birds, Ltd. is the design and music studio of Gail Crouthamel and daughters Anne, Robbin, and Holly. Our work incorporates elements from historical designs and nature, and compliments both traditional and contemporary settings. We form and glaze all of our ceramics by hand, and handpaint all of our artwork.

325 Middle Street P.O. Box 324 Washington, VA 22747
(540) 675-2200
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Gay Street Gallery

Gay Street Gallery presents the work of select, award-winning artists from Virginia and around the country. With a focus on representational landscape and figurative paintings, the Gallery also shows sculpture and other three-dimensional art, and hosts exhibitions of contemporary work in various media. Open daily 10-5 except Tuesdays, please check our website or Facebook page for information on exhibition opening parties and gallery talks by artists.

337 Gay St., Washington VA 22747
(540­) 227­-5100
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Geneva Welch Gallery

341 Main St., Washington VA 22747 540-675-3332

Glassworks Gallery/Oldway Art Center

The largest, most unusual gallery in the area, with unique, top-quality local artwork and gifts — hand-blown art glass, exquisite ceramics, striking jewelry, stained glass, fine sculpture, woodwork, metalwork and many one-of-a-kind pieces. We make most of the products we sell on the property. Our 25th year in business. Glass-blowing classes by appointment. We also fill propane tanks. Look for our red swinging bridge one mile west of Sperryville. Visit our online store at the address below.

11774 Lee Hwy Sperryville, VA 22740
540 987 8474
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Gregorio Photography

I was born an artist, and it took me shy of just 29 years to figure out how to share it with the world. During college, I studied fashion design with a focus in photography. This unique training allowed me to take an idea from creation, to production, to print. I founded Gregorio Photography in 2009 while shooting weddings for Beautiful Day Photography. It is an indescribable feeling to be included in the tender moments that unfold throughout ones wedding day. Shooting weddings makes me happy! Although I am based out of Virginia, I am eager to accompany my clients to wherever their hearts desire. So far my photography has taken me to Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington DC, West Virginia, Eleuthera, Guatemala and Mexico . My images have also been featured in such notable publications as Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, Caribbean Brides and The Knot.com.

In addition to weddings, I also photograph special events, parties, horse shows, animals, and commercial products. When I am not out with my camera, I can be found enjoying time with my husband, Sean, riding horses, or playing with my three amazing dogs, Luna, Beau and Cash.

Over the past six years I have built an amazing team of photographers who also live for this passion. I would love the opportunity to share my vision with you. Please contact me to inquire about custom packages or special requests.

PO Box 391, Washington VA, 22747
(703) 282- 9135
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Haley Fine Art

Fine art, jewelry and sculpture from the region's foremost artists. Revolving shows, group exhibits and demonstrations. Collectors welcome.

42 Main Street Sperryville VA 22740
540 987 1000
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Hans W. Gerhard Art at Hughes River Farm

Born and educated in Germany, Hans Gerhard first came to the US as an exchange student for "just one year", but returned to teach at American Universities, and has lived in the US since 1958. For many years, he considered himself a recreational painter of landscapes, and occasional carver of wooden objects, sometimes recognizable as birds,mammals,or fish. Since moving to Hughes River Farm in Rappahannock County in 1987, and encouraged by kindred spirits among the Rappahannock arts and craft community, he has turned to working with scrap iron and steel to create sometimes bizarre,usually rusty, and occasionally whimsical sculptures. In this genre he follows ideas derived from folk art and richly developed by masters of modernist art in different countries. His paintings,meanwhile, have left the realm of observed "reality" and turned emphatically abstract: creating their own reality, leaving the viewers to reach into their own imagination.

Gerhard's work was first publically shown by the late venerable Washington,D.C. Arts Dealer Franz Bader during the 1970ies, and, more recently, in Virginia galleries. His paintings and sculptures have been acquired by public and private collections in the United States and Europe.

3494 Slate Mills Road Sperryville, Va 22740
(540) 547-2447
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Hughes River Trading Company

Hughes River Trading Co. is the studio and gallery of Sperryville printmaker and artist Margaret Rogers, whose intaglio etchings, engravings and illustrations are on display at the family coffee business, where Maggie's studio is tucked behind the roastery.

11836 Lee Hwy., Sperryville, VA 22740
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Juba Mountain Pottery

In her studio and showroom at Juba Mountain Pottery, Susan Dienelt makes and sells elegant but still very functional stoneware pots to be used in the kitchen, at the table and around the home. Her pots are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. They are fired in a very hot gas kiln in which salt is added toward the end of the firing. The interaction of the salt, the heat and the clay form a special patina, making certain that no two pots look exactly alike. Come see her pots and where they are made with a beautiful view of Old Rag Mountain. Check website for directions and more information.

96 Juba Mountain Lane Sperryville VA 22740
540 987 8041
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Kevin H. Adams Studio

Kevin H. Adams keeps his Studio in historic Little Washington in what — circa 1950 — was a garage for the local school bus. Kevin, who is represented by galleries in Provincetown, New York and Washington, DC, has been recognized by both the Department of the Interior and the Department of State's Art in Embassies program for his portrayals of American landscapes, including especially his work in the National Parks. Adjacent to the Gay Street Gallery, Kevin welcomes visitors to his working Studio daily 10a-5p except Tuesdays.

337A Gay Street, Washington, Va 22747
540-522-9688
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Living Sky Foundation / Sperryville Artist Cooperative

“Embracing the Spirit through Self Expression & Hands on Learning”

Living Sky Foundation is an educational, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in support of the Living Arts. Through creative approach we Educate, Motivate, and Inspire Individuals by providing informative, creative and cultural enrichment programs for all ages.LSF now presents the newly formed SPERRYVILLE ARTIST COOPERATIVE, an artist showcase for new and emerging talent. Creative, Expressive, and Local…the Sperryville Artist Cooperative features more than a dozen local artists. Classroom and/or studio space is available for private use for the day or week. Visit the studio for fine art, unique gift items, hand-crafts, learning tools and more. View the "Earth Allegiance" mural installed on the grounds. For more information on featured programs, workshops, demonstrations or community events or visit our web page.

3 River Ln. Sperryville, VA 22740
(540) 987-9288
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Middle Street Gallery

31 Main St., Sperryville VA 22740 (540) 987-9330

Molly Peterson, Photographer

Molly M. Peterson is an award-winning and published professional photographer based in Sperryville with travel available world-wide. Molly is the former director of photography for three regional publications, and is a contributor to several cookbooks. Molly is available for custom photography: portraits, editorial, weddings, and births all documented in a naturally-lit, photo-journalistic style. More information available on her websites.

7 River Lane, Unit A Sperryville VA 22740
540 987 9429
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Old Rag Photography

Old Rag Photography Gallery is a cooperative of four photographers from diverse backgrounds with individual specialties. Members include Joyce Harman, Bette Hileman, Ray Boc and Francie Schroeder. We offer fine quality prints, classes and photographic services. You can find us in Ginger Hill Antiques, Washington, VA in association with River District Artists and in Glassworks Gallery, Sperryville, Va.

12625 Lee Hwy Washington VA 22747
(540) 987-8440
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Peter Kramer, Furniture Maker

POB 232, 311 Gay Street Washington VA 22747 540 675 3625

r.h. ballard shop & gallery

r.h. ballard shop & gallery was established in 1997 and is an award winning, artful two-floor gift shop and art gallery located in the historic town of Washington, Virginia, just one block from the Inn at Little Washington. The colorful boutique gift shop exudes a European flair and the fine art gallery mounts high quality art exhibitions from regional and international artists. They offer a beautiful and unique blend of merchandise that includes a wide selection of French Jacquard table linens, fine gifts, women's accessories, vintage items, tabletop, fine art, sculpture and rugs. The shop & gallery was heralded in 2013 as one of the "BEST GIFT SHOPS" of Central Virginia from Virginia Living Magazine Readers, and as one of the "Top 50 Shops in the South" by the Editors of Southern Living Magazine.

307 Main Street Washington, VA 22747
540-675-1411
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Ridge Line Designs

We have a large selection of Estate Jewelry from antique to modern. We feature jewelry by Gina,handmade in silver,gold and semi-precious stones.

Our focus now is vintage sterling silver necklaces and earrings and offer mineral and fossil specimens that range from cabinet grade to "just for fun." We also feature local artists who work with watercolor, oil, stone, etc.

10 River Ln Sperryville, VA
540-987-5056
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River District Arts

River District Arts (RDA) is a vibrant creative community with 10 artist studios, an artisan market and two exhibiting galleries featuring local and regional art. Visit with more than a dozen artists working in a wide variety of media and styles including oil, watercolor, photography, ceramics and collage. RDA is located in Sperryville's River District. It is housed in a beautifully restored post-and-beam apple packing facility from the 1930s, with touches of sophisticated, modern interior architecture combined with rustic wood floors and sliding stable doors. Once your car is parked, you can also visit Middle Street Gallery, Copper Fox Antiques and Copper Fox Distillery, our River District neighbors. Accessible.

3 River Lane, Sperryville VA 22740
540-987-8770
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